Youth in Development Program Specialist for Youth Stakeholders
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
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A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) with advanced proficiency in written and spoken Spanish and a BA/BS degree in any field with at least two years of experience in developing, designing and/or delivering youth training sessions is needed to work directly with youth trainers to pilot curriculum. Additionally the PCRV will pilot service learning activities and existing M&E related tools with youth participants that have been created and provide feedback to project staff on areas of improvement. The PCRV will also be responsible for developing online content such as Multi Media elements (i.e. presentations, videos) that can effectively be used through platforms like social media and/or basic e-learning courses for youth. The PCRV will collaborate with other Response Volunteers to create a Service Learning Guideline specific for the Youth Project in Guatemala.
Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume Volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Guatemala together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
• Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in any field.
• Advanced proficiency in written and spoken Spanish.
• At least two years of experience in developing, designing and/or delivering training sessions, preferably with youth, in topics related to: life skills, health and education, substance abuse prevention and well-being.
• At least six months of experience working with local networks to promote Positive Youth engagement coordinating and facilitating individual and group activities and/or training sessions to youth and adults in the community on various topics.
• Patience and ability to easily adapt and integrate into different socioeconomic and cultural conditions.
• Emotional maturity and professionalism necessary to serve as a positive role model for youth.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills to establish solid working relationships with important local stakeholders in an intercultural environment.
• Strong ability to maintain flexibility and structure in chaotic or understructure environments
The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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